Thursday, September 17, 2009

9,000 Peeps Killed In Fire

On September 17, 1993 at 11:00 p.m. firefighters responded to 2991 Keefer Road for a barn fire. A fire caused by a malfunctioning oil furnace destroyed a 200-foot chicken house and killed 9,000 peps. Water had to be shuttled to the scene from a hydrant at Lawyer and Edenville Roads. A damage estimate was not available. Twelve fire companies battled the blaze for hours. Units on the scene were from the Franklins, Fayetteville, Marion, Rescue Hose of Greencastle, Chambersburg, New Franklin, St. Thomas, Mont Alto, Letterkenny, Mercersburg, Franklin County Air Wagon and the Vigilant Hose. St. Thomas Township Co. 18 crashed their 1980 Ford engine enroute to the scene. The driver and passenger had to be cut from the cab. Both were treated and released at Chambersburg Hospital. The West End Fire and Rescue Company assisted at the scene of the accident after transferring to Station 4.

1 comment:

Sparky said...

And that's how Hooters got their start.